Re: "Down to Earth" - Still life setup
For some reason, the setting reminded me strongly of Andrew Wyeth, and, subsequently, made me think of tempera (soft, subtle, somewhat dusty colors). Having very little experience with tempera myself (a few works done during my art school years - liked it a lot, btw), I cannot be much of a tempera advocate, but it just seems to me highly suitable for the purpose here. Would be interesting to see sketches for the whole series...
I've done series of still lives, but the pieces in them weren't on the same theme and were united mostly stylistically. Good luck with your work! Would like to see your progress, if you fill like posting it here.